Friday, September 01, 2006

A good place to commit murder

Was how UN special rapporteur Philip Alston described Guatemala last Friday, a day in which 11 more were committed, 4 of them with female victims. Overall, the country has notched up around 3,500 violent deaths so far this year. "More murders happen every day than in the darkest days of Guatemala's armed domestic conflict", Alston then added.

1 comment:

scott said...

I don't think that math addes up: 200,000 lives were lost to genocide between 1966 and 1990; that's over 8,000 people a year.

But violence begets violence, and this is what happens when violence is all people know.

You'd think it would be in the best interests of the US to try to help the mara situation in CA somehow...considering...